New Lamp Shatters
World Record for Energy Efficiency
|LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. Press Release||FlashlightNews.org - 12/26/2007|
LLF's High CRI Warm-white Lamp Consumes Less Than 6 Watts and Could Replace the Conventional 65 Watt Lightbulb
Cree's XLamp High-Brightness LED
MORRISVILLE, N.C. - LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF), which developed and markets the only viable indoor light fixture for general illumination from LED light sources, announced today the results from its prototype PAR 38 self-ballasted lamp. LLF’s LRP-38 lamp set a new standard for energy efficient lighting by producing 659 lumens at a mere 5.8 watts of wall-plug power, resulting in 113.6 delivered lumens per watt. The LLF lamp would use less than 9% and 30% of the energy consumed by incandescent and fluorescent sources, respectively. Using LLF’s proprietary technology platform, the lamp emitted a warm incandescent-like color of 2760 Kelvin with a superb color rendering index of 91.2 and does not contain any toxic mercury. Steady state testing was conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Washington, DC.
Gerry Negley, LLF's Chief Technology Officer said, “The results of this prototype clearly demonstrate that LLF’s LED technology will surpass all existing forms of lighting in terms of performance. It further validates that LLF has created a unique method for maximizing solid state lighting efficiency while delivering a lighting experience that is better than incandescent and fluorescent sources. The prototype lamp verifies that the LLF platform can be deployed in any form factor which will allow full penetration of the global lighting market. We used Cree, Inc. XLamp and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Golden Dragon products in the lamp, which we believe are the best LEDs available to maximize our proprietary system performance. We appreciate the support we’ve received from these key suppliers.”
Chuck Swoboda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cree, Inc. commented, “This is an impressive demonstration. LLF has given us a look into the future of lighting.”
According to Tony van de Ven, LLF’s Hong Kong Managing Director, “We are very encouraged by our LRP-38 technology demonstration, as it is clearly the most energy efficient, high CRI white lighting solution ever developed. While there is currently no timetable for a production release, this result shows that LLF’s technology with LED light sources has the ability to surpass 100 lumens per watt from a fixture, which is a revolutionary milestone for significant world-wide energy savings.”
LLF is currently selling its LR6 six-inch downlight product through 65 lighting sales agents across the United States and Canada, which represent over 300 distributors. The LR6 product contains no toxic mercury and is designed for 50,000 hours of lifetime. Its beautiful color characteristics and high CRI allow residential and commercial spaces to look attractive while maximizing energy savings. The LR6 product is selling in volume quantities in warm (2700K) and neutral (3500K) white colors.
LLF is unique in that it has expertise starting with LED device design through the final system configurations and commands the world lead in both LED based lamp / fixture efficacy, color temperature and color quality. This broad expertise in all aspects of lighting design has led to LLF's extensive patent portfolio of more than 100 patent applications on a broad range of lighting technology and designs, including over ten patent applications related to LED light sources (e.g., LED chips and packaging), which is the technology that the Company believes will maximize efficiency and greatly reduce chip costs for lighting applications. Many of LLF's light source patent applications are not only applicable to the company’s existing high-efficiency format, but would also benefit conventional methods of making white light from LED sources.
About LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.
LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) is a privately held company headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption and evolution of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into high volume general lighting applications so that consumers can realize lower energy and maintenance costs. LED lighting is significant as it is expected to provide decades of lifetime under normal operation, and it uses a fraction of the power required for traditional lighting solutions.
For more information, visit the company's website at: www.llfinc.com.